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Look Who's Living In the Trees!

This summer spend quality time hanging out in the trees with a visit to Gateway's newest exhibit TreeHouses. This exhibit includes fun, hands-on ways to explore the important roles that trees play in providing homes for all sorts of wild creatures (including people!). Incorporating all of the senses, this popular exhibit engages forest explorers of all ages in indoor nature explorations and the ecology of sustainable harvesting of this important natural resource.


Also at the Gateway this summer... 

  • Research at the Ready - a showcase of exemplary student and faculty research posters from the College of Natural Sciences
  • Modern Farming - Land, Water, People, and Science final season
  • Gateway Gardens - outdoor exploration into native plants, pollinators, and sustainable practices

The Gateway Science Museum is open to the public at 625 Esplanade (next to Bidwell Mansion), May 28 - Sept.4, 2016, Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5pm. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for children and students and free for museum members and children under 3. For more information, please visit or call 530-898-4121.


Graduate student survey on weight management

A Chico State graduate student in nutrition and Nutrition Assistant at the Center for Healthy Communities is working on a research study on weight management and needs individuals to take an online survey. 

Ideal participants are those who have previously tried or are currently trying to lose/maintain weight. Participants will need to complete the survey twice in two weeks and will be entered into a raffle to win a $15 farmers' market gift certificate that can be used at any of the 5 Chico Certified Farmer's Markets: Chico Wednesday and Saturday, Oroville Saturday, and Paradise Tuesday and Thursday! Over 100 gift certificates are available! 

Please follow the link below to take the survey: 

For more information, contact Afshan Ahmad at the Center for Healthy Communities at x3576.

Grant opportunity: NEH Summer Stipend - Concept Paper due Aug. 12

CSU, Chico may nominate two faculty members for the NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) competition, which will award a stipend of $6,000 for summer 2017. To be considered for nomination, please prepare a concept paper that does not exceed three single-spaced pages (1,785 words), and submit via email to Julie Jessen, Grant Development Specialist, in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs ( by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2016. NEH Summer Stipend proposal guidelines, sample applications, recently funded grants, and FAQs are available here.

Concept papers will be reviewed, ranked, and recommended by the Proposal Review Committee of the University’s Faculty Recognition and Support Committee (FRAS). Proposals to NEH are due September 29, 2016.

NEH requires applicants to submit their own proposals. However, it is RESP’s responsibility to route the proposals for campus approvals before submission, and RESP will work with you on the required materials if you are selected to submit.  Please contact Julie Jessen, x6627 with any questions.

Shipping & Receiving will be closed Fridays during Summer Hours

Special attention should be taken when writing Purchase Requisitions, especially relating to priority, overnight and expedited deliveries.  If a delivery is attempted on a Friday during Summer Hours (June 6th through August 12th), items may be returned to the vendor. 


This factor becomes increasingly important in relation to temperature-sensitive items that require refrigeration or freezing. Many vendors do not utilize companies with local shipping stations, and thus, carriers attempting delivery on Fridays may incur an extended layover. In some such cases, the customer will incur charges relating to the unexpected layover or in relation to items being returned to the vendor.


To avoid additional charges, please include office closure dates for Shipping & Receiving on all Purchase Orders in which delivery may occur on a Friday.


Please Contact Shipping & Receiving at ext. 5115, if you have any questions or concerns.

Planned Department Closures for Summer and Department Moves

The Departments of Shipping & Receiving and Printing & Mail Services would like to request email notification of Department closures for Summer Break (June 6, 2016 through August 12, 2016) and Department Moves that are occurring over summer.  Please email Greg Morales ( with your Department’s expected closure and moves dates. Departments that are closed will have all packages, mail, and print deliveries held until your return.


If you have any questions or concerns you may call Mail Services at 898-5326.

Surplus Warehouse Summer Hours

Beginning June 6th, the Property Management Office will be holding special viewing hours at the surplus warehouse. The hours are as follows:


Monday:  8-9 a.m.

Tuesday:  8-9 a.m.

Wednesday:  9-10 a.m.

Thursday:  9-10 a.m.


Remember, we moved and are now located at 940 W. 1st St. in the FMS Yard!


Please bring valid University Identification and note that due to safety concerns, personal vehicles are not allowed in the yard.


If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at extension 5176 or



CSU, Chico to Host Educators from Around the World

Date: 05-26-2016

Joe Wills
Public Affairs

Twenty educators from 19 different countries will be arriving at California State University, Chico next week for a five-week long study of the diverse facets of U.S. society and culture.

The complete release is available on the CSU, Chico News website.


Well-Being in the Workplace Series: Personal Resilience

6/8/2016 (Wed) 2-3PM Colusa 100B


Managing balance in your work life can be difficult.  Join us every Wednesday in June for a series on well-being in the work place.  This series will cover personal resilience, assertive communications, communicating for connections, and building self-esteem through positive self –talk.


To Register: Login to the Development & Training System (DTS)
Event Contact: Email HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

Personal Resilience

One factor influencing our stress level is how well we manage our energy.  Participants will discuss   Paradigm shifts, energy management principles, stress and engagement, and developing positive rituals.

Who Should Go?

All employees are welcome.


Russ Hanson, MFT


Employee Assistance Program (LifeMatters) and University Staff Development Programs


Login to the Development & Training System (DTS) > select the Schedule tab > click the workshop title > Register > Close Window


If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact Professional Development, phone (530) 898-6433, or email a week in advance of the event./span>

Please share with your supervisor, in advance, that you would like to attend this training to ensure their support and that operational needs permit.

Medicare Workshop for Boomers

PASSAGES Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) is presenting Welcome to Medicare workshops for those turning 65 this year or younger adults who will be entitled to Medicare due to a disability. As people get closer to Medicare eligibility, there are several things to consider.  In light of the fact that Medicare’s coverage is much like employer group coverage it’s important to know what questions to ask:

  • How will my retiree plan work with my Medicare?
  • Can I delay enrolling into Medicare and not be penalized?
  • Do I need a drug plan?
  • Are there programs available to lower my Medicare health and prescription costs?

Join us on following dates:

  • June 9, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Lakeside Pavilion, 2565 Lakeside Village, Chico
  • June 21, 2016 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at Red Bluff Community Center, 1500 South Jackson Street, Red Bluff


Registration is required by calling 898-6716.  This free workshop is designed for “Boomers” and others who will be new to Medicare this year who want to understand how their Medicare benefits work.  Family members or caregivers are also welcome to attend.


People who are new to Medicare will be deluged with information from different insurance companies marketing their products.  Ronda Kramer, program manager for Passages HICAP warns signing up with the wrong plan, or not doing anything may cost new Medicare recipients thousands of dollars, and they may not be able to make changes if enrollment deadlines are missed.


For more information, call HICAP at PASSAGES at 1-800-434-0222. If your group or agency would like a workshop, contact Katherine Tilman at 898-5927.  And remember, HICAP does not sell or endorse any insurance products.

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